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The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years.
Some 41% of American adults say they know someone who uses online dating, while 29% indicate they know someone who has married or entered into a long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples.Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives.This interactive essay features teens voices as they describe their experience navigating dating in the digital age.Our Bronze Award winner, Ok Cupid, allows for a combination of suggested matches and matches that you essentially make yourself by using an array of search filters.There are fewer types of communication with this site, though.Fully 22% of 18- to 24-year-olds now report using mobile dating apps, a more than fourfold increase from the 5% who reported using dating apps in 2013.These young adults are now more likely than any other age group to use mobile dating apps.Meanwhile, the share of 55- to 64-year-olds who use online dating has doubled over the same time period (from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015).For young adults in particular, this overall increase in online dating usage has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the use of mobile dating apps.